News Articles

Chancellor Beth Stroble

In the News: Stroble on Suggs Scholars; Webster value in WalletHub; Cooper, Stephenson on pandemic

October 22, 2020

Chancellor Beth Stroble was interviewed live on KMOX and in the St. Louis American about Webster's Suggs Scholars. ... Mercedes Stephenson was interviewed by Red Latina on the pandemic's impact on the Latino community. ... Jameca Woody Cooper was quoted in USA Today about the fate of community policing during the pandemic. ... WalletHub ranked Webster University among the "top performing schools with the lowest possible cost for undergraduates" in Missouri.

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News Around Webster

News Around Webster: Saisanan at NVivo Virtual Conference, Stiles Member of RMHRN, Advisors Presents at Annual NACADA, Playwriting Faculty Upcoming Works

October 14, 2020

Yupa Saisanan presented her paper at the NVivo Virtual Conference 2020. … Debbie Stiles is on the Steering Committee of the Refugee Mental Health Resource Network. … Kyle McCool and Jordan Wienke were selected to present at the annual NACADA, the Global Community for Academic Advising. … Calamity West has been commissioned to write a new play, "PANGEA," for the Jackalope Theatre Company in Chicago. … Taylor Gruenloh was selected by Stowe Story Labs to work on a screenplay.

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New Student Features Launching in Starfish Oct.19

October 09, 2020

The Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, will launch some exciting new students' features on Oct. 19. Some features included a redesigned Dashboard, a calendar section that includes students’ course schedules and a notifications section that will include all of a student’s tracking items – with or without due dates.

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Basiyr Rodney

In the News: Rodney on education, Davis on Trump, Dance the Vote, Lewis

October 08, 2020

Basiyr Rodney was interviewed by St. Louis Public Radio about the impact of early childhood students who are not accessing school during the pandemic. ... Dorian Hunter Davis's journal article, "Beyond Fact-Checking: Lexical Patterns as Lie Detectors in Donald Trump’s Tweets," was cited in The Daily Beast. ... Dance the Vote event, led by alumna Joan Lipkin, was featured on HEC-TV. ... The German news site Android Kosmos had a brief biography on alumna Jenifer Lewis.

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Recipients of the honor from ATOP

Applied Psychology Students, Alumni Honored for Help During Pandemic

October 06, 2020

The Association for Trauma Outreach and Prevention Meaningful World recognized 22 students and alumni of Webster's Applied Educational Psychology and School Psychology programs who have done exceptional work collaborating on psychology-related COVID-19 projects to support their local and global communities. The remarkable contributions of each award recipient were acknowledged in the Oct. 6 Zoom ceremony.

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Webster Votes supports efforts to engage students in democracy and make voting accessible.

In the News: WebsterVOTES, Woody Cooper, Kaiser, chess alumni

October 02, 2020

WebsterVOTES efforts were cited by a guest interview on CSPAN about efforts to make voting more accessible. ... Jameca Woody-Cooper was interviewed by the Danish Newspaper the Jyllands-Posten about the Black Lives Matter movement. ... Webster University alum and chess champion Le Quang Liem and his former Webster teammate Wesley So were mentioned in several news stories as they faced off in the Chess24 Banter Series Final. ... DJ Kaiser was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch weekend home feature.

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Call for Nominations: Adjunct faculty outstanding performance recognition

September 29, 2020

The academic deans invite academic department chairpersons, domestic extended campus directors, domestic extended campus assistant directors and the director of the Global Citizenship Program to nominate U.S. adjunct faculty for a one-time payment in recognition of demonstrated outstanding teaching performance. One-time payments will be $1,000 to each selected individual with up to 50 adjunct faculty members selected. Nominations will be accepted through Oct. 15, 2020. Click through for the nomination form.

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Department of Teacher Education

Department of Teacher Education To Host Virtual Conference on Special Education

September 25, 2020

Webster University’s Department of Teacher Education is celebrating 25 years of offering the Special Education Program for Students with Severe Developmental Disabilities and Autism. The department is offering a free virtual conference entitled “Reaching and Teaching All Learners During a Global Pandemic: It Takes a Village."The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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 Teaching in a Time of Crisis

School of Education's 'Teaching in a Time of Crisis' Assists Teachers with Virtual Learning

September 24, 2020

The School of Education faculty has created a web page to provide information and resources related to education during the COVID-19 pandemic. The "Teaching in a Time of Crisis" Spark page is continually updated with informative content for teachers, education students, community members and school districts.

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Doctor of Education

Seventeen Students Join the Doctor of Education Program

September 18, 2020

The Doctor of Education (EdD) program welcomes 17 students who have joined the fifth cohort in the EdD program. They are the first to take advantage of the recent revisions to the EdD program, beginning Fall 2020. Click through to read more about each of their areas of interest and study. The program has also just released a newsletter, which contains updates to the EdD program, new and alumni student profiles, academic journals, upcoming conferences and more.

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Amanda Kracen

Around Webster: Kracen research; Dixon panel on diversity; apprentice teaching

September 14, 2020

Amanda Kracen and several Webster alumni who were her research assistants co-published a paper on psychologists providing clinical care in psycho-oncology. ... Trezette Dixon appeared on a special panel discussion on a Society for Human Resource Management panel, "Diversity Despite Disruption." ... A Medium interview with MAT graduate Betsy McMahon discusses teaching during the pandemic and how the School of Education helped students navigate field experiences during these unique times.

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Ralph Olliges spoke from his front yard about tips for guiding children through online learning.

In the News: Olliges on home learning; Buck on move-in; Hall on protests; Stiles on mental health

August 28, 2020

Ralph Olliges was featured on Fox 2 News and KPLR 11 giving tips to parents on how to guide children through remote learning during the pandemic. ... John Buck was interviewed during resident student move-in to detail the safety protocols Webster has put in place. ... In an interview airing on multiple Sinclair TV stations, Bill Hall was interviewed about protests in the United States. ... Debbie Stiles was interviewed by VOI Radio in London about children’s mental health and the reopening of schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The presenters' webinars are available online

Students Present COVID-19 Webinar Series on Children, International Psychology

August 25, 2020

Applied Educational Psychology and School Psychology graduate students and Professor Debbie Stiles produced a series of webinars on COVID-19, children, and international psychology, which are available for replay here. They are geared toward educators and mental health professionals who are working with children and adolescents on the "front-lines" of COVID-19. Stiles is the co-chair of the American Psychological Association International Psychology COVID-19 work group on Training and Education. The webinars are also available on the APA Division 52 COVID-19 website.

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